January 2021 has been noticeable for the lack of snow, but all that may change on Friday, January 29th as the National Weather Service in Caribou is predicting that Bar Harbor may receive 4 to 6 inches of snow Thursday night into Friday

Photo US National Weather Service Caribou via Facebook
Photo US National Weather Service Caribou via Facebook

According to climatedata.com Bar Harbor typically averages 73 inches of snow a year, with 15 inches in December, 17 inches in January and February. This winter it's been a much different story!

The National Weather Service is also looking at the potential of a sizeable storm on Groundhog Day, Tuesday, February 2nd. Last year, the Groundhog didn't see his shadow, meaning a early Spring, but we all know how the rest of 2020 worked out!

With the lack of snow this winter, all of us are out of practice driving in the snow. Today might be a good day to top off the windshield wiper fluid. Remember to increase the distance between you and the car in front of you when driving in the snow. Accelerate slowly (don't gun it!), and tap the brakes to slow down and stop. If you do start to skid, take your foot off the gas and brakes and steer in the direction of the skid, until your tires regain traction. Also, in honor of my Dad, make sure you have gas for your snowblower!



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